HEALTH EQUITY ALLIANCE
Title: Harm Reduction Coordinator
Department: Harm Reduction
Reports to: Supervisor of Harm Reduction
The Harm Reduction Coordinator is responsible for providing direct harm reduction services and engaging and building community among people who use drugs (PWUD). The Harm Reduction coordinator will work closely with PWUD to provide referrals, link them to care, and otherwise support the health and wellbeing of PWUD through established HEAL programs. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers to provide harm reduction services.
- Engage and consult with clients to provide Syringe Exchange and Naloxone Distribution services.
- Register all clients using the HR database and necessary paperwork daily.
- Conduct inventory and ordering of supplies for the Syringe Exchange. Effectively manage stock to minimize overstock yet ensure product availability.
- Provide safer drug use education to constituents, including overdose prevention education.
- Provide HIV/HCV/STI testing services and linkage to care.
- Provide referrals and link constituents to care and other services in pursuit of constituent health and wellbeing.
- Provide education and training to clients, volunteers, and community organizations on harm reduction such as Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Administration training.
- Assist with the recruitment, training, supervision, and coordination of volunteers to provide harm reduction services.
- Will participate in all Health Equity Alliance required Harm Reduction, Mental Health, and First Responder training.
- Will participate in all agency events related to Harm Reduction and Overdose Awareness.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Preferred relevant work experience.
- Experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- Strong cultural competency related to PWUD, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with housing instability.
- Lived experience is valued and populations that have faced historic barriers to employment are encouraged to apply.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift to 30 pounds.
- COVID-19 vaccination required.
- Access to reliable transportation.
Since 1987 Health Equity Alliance has been woven into some of Maine’s most vulnerable communities, including people who use drugs. As we reignite our mission and celebrate our 35th anniversary we invite dynamic, compassionate, resilient professionals to join our Harm Reduction team serving the Ellsworth region.